SharePoint error “Cannot complete this operation” – Creating site from site tempalte

The SharePoint application pages under the layouts folder uses the web.config file at the following location. Default timeout is 3600 and increase it will make the execution complete successfully. 


Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS

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If you are using Physical Load Balancer like F5 then check for LANTIMEOUT, WANTIMEOUT and adjust them appropriately.

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